The Central Carolina RESA (Regional Education Service Alliance) was created to provide educational services to school systems in the central region of the state in an efficient and collaborative manner.
The governing board is comprised of superintendents of the member school systems. Councils in the areas of curriculum and instruction, finance, human resources, technology, public information, and principal leadership operate to promote job-alike cooperation and collaboration.
The executive director is responsible for carrying out the duties assigned by the governing board and reporting to the superintendents on issues facing the State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction, General Assembly, and allied organizations including NCASA, NCSBA, state universities, community colleges, and other agencies working in the field of public education.
The Central Carolina RESA has the largest number of schools and students of the eight RESAs in North Carolina. It is headquartered in the North Carolina School Boards Association’s building at 7208 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh.
To promote and support educational excellence in the member districts through collaboration and professional growth and to facilitate communications between the districts and state agencies, elected officials, and educational leaders.
The CCRESA is a valued, vibrant, and visionary organization that provides professional services, consultation, and communications to member districts to support them in achieving their missions.
- Offer and/or support professional development, particularly pertaining to leadership development and state initiatives
- Administer the Lateral Alternative Teacher Preparation (LATP) Program
- Promote communications and the sharing of ideas among districts and state agencies
- Provide district leaders with information necessary for sound planning and decision-making
- Communicate CCRESA positions on critical issues with state leaders
- Foster job-alike professional relationships and capacity through the Board of Directors and Councils
- Serves as a conduit for transmitting information and providing logistical assistance between the member districts and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
- The Board of Directors, consisting of the superintendents from each district, meets approximately every other month to network on critical issues facing their districts and to hear from representatives from DPI and other agencies and organizations.
- Convenes six Councils — Curriculum and Instruction, Technology, Human Resources, Finance, PIO, and Principals — on a quarterly basis to share information among districts and to receive or communicate information to DPI.
- The Executive Director is available to consult on a one-to-one basis with superintendents on issues facing their districts
- Makes CCRESA facilities available to member districts as a meeting site on a space available basis
|Member Districts||Affiliate Members|
|Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools||East Carolina University College of Education|
|Durham County Schools||NC State University School of Education|
|Edgecombe County Schools||NC School of Science & Mathematics|
|Franklin County Schools||NC Schools for the Deaf & Bline|
|Granville County Schools||University of North Carolina School of Education|
|Greene County Schools|
|Halifax County Schools|
|Johnston County Schools|
|Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools|
|Northampton County Schools|
|Orange County Schools|
|Person County Schools|
|Pitt County Schools|
|Roanoke Rapids Graded School District|
|Vance County Schools|
|Wake County Schools|
|Warren County Schools|
|Wilson County Schools|
Dr. Neil Pedersen, Executive Director
Ms. Dana Stutzman, Office & Communications Manager
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5pm
Ms. Lisa Sonricker, LATP Director
Dr. Patricia Hilliard, LATP Lead Teacher
7208 Falls of the Neuse, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27615